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Old Jul 27, 2008, 8:04 AM   #1
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I've been experimenting with photo-stacking, and had limited myself to things that I can carry inside where I could control the lighting.

This Saturday it was to fine outside, so I tried to get a shot of a small spider.
I'm happy with the result, what do you think about it.



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Old Jul 27, 2008, 8:13 AM   #2
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crab spider
dead or alive?? no matter.
excellent shots!!!!
i've got a good one of a jumping spider that i want to enlarge to 12x18 but just can't quite get the color ballance i want. i've got plenty of of soso 4x6s tho if you're interested.

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Old Jul 27, 2008, 9:14 AM   #3
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wonderful shot Ron!
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Great shots!! Wow!...cheers....Don
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Now that is cool
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Creepy...that means "fantastic" in arachnaphobic!

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Wow! Fascinating results. When you say "stacked" - is this where you take a series with different focus points and the software combines them to have a much deeper DOF than the camera can provide? I've been interested in this process and if this is one of the results, I might just have to really try it.
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Now, that is an ET face if I ever saw one! aranoid:

Very effective with that background color. Good DOF effect, too.
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Old Jul 27, 2008, 2:50 PM   #9
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@robar

thanks Roy, I've been planning to get some large prints of some of my shots and this might be one of them, but it'll have to wait till later this year, leaving for a 3 week holiday in the center of France next week, and am pondering what lenses to take with me

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mtngal wrote:
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Wow! Fascinating results. When you say "stacked" - is this where you take a series with different focus points and the software combines them to have a much deeper DOF than the camera can provide? I've been interested in this process and if this is one of the results, I might just have to really try it.
thanks Harriet

yes your right with those different focus points.
Without combining those shots I would only have the spiders head and first 2 legs in focus.

When your subject is completely still you can shoot a set and then let helicon focus combine them in a great result.

Here the spider was in a hibiscus flower (outside) and their was some wind, so I first copied the shots to different layers and did some prepositioning by placing the spiders on roughly the same spot, then cropped and saved all of them in different images and left helicon focus do it's job. Although i corrects small displacements, these were to large.

All said and done the result was more than worth the effort. Just try that program, it's free the first month.

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